The wait continues for the Detroit Institute of Arts. As early as June of this year, Christie’s auction house was hired—for $200,000—to evaluate the monetary value of works in the museum’s collection. Though the procedure was meant to be wrapped up by October or November, the finalization of the auction house’s report will not be released until mid-December. According to the Detroit Free Press, the auction house has two more visits scheduled at the museum, on December 9 and 10.
Looks like someone gave The Jewish Museum keys to a time machine. Come this winter, the museum’s public programs will include speakers such as the very dead Sigmund Freud, Franz Kafka, and Albert Einstein.
Today, Art Review releases its annual Power 100 list, a ranked list of the contemporary art world’s figures with the most “power,” a word defined by Merriam-Webster’s dictionary as “the ability or right to control people or things.”
Always on the move, galleries in the Lower East Side continue to play musical chairs. The latest in the shuffle is taking place at 133 Orchard Street, formerly home to On Stellar Rays. Brand new gallery Julie Meneret Contemporary Art will officially take over the storefront space with its first exhibition this November.
As we reported earlier this week, 3rd Ward will be closing due to financial troubles, effective nearly immediately. That’s the bad news. Since the story broke, though, there’s been some hopeful updates for those artists wanting to stay put in their studios, on their own.